Education & Training
- Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Freiburg, Germany), Diplom / Biology (German MS)
- Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Freiburg, Germany), Dr.rer.nat. / Biology (German PhD)
- UTHSD (Dallas, TX), Postdoctoral Fellow
- National Jewish Health, Postdoctoral Fellow
I am interested in the biology of lymphocytes expressing gamma/delta T cell receptors (gamma/delta T cells). I am studying gamma/delta T cells in the mouse and in mouse models of diseases, including diseases of the airways and lung.
Teaching or Professional Positions
Professor, Department of Immunology
Affiliations with the University of Colorado Denver
Department of Immunology
American Association of Immunologists
German Society for Immunology
Awards & Recognition
2006: NJMRC "Faculty Citizen of the Year"
2005: Visiting Professor, PUMC, Beijing, China
1989: Investigator Award, Cancer Research Institute
1982: Fellow: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1974: Fellow: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
O’Brien, R.L., Roark, C.L., Jin, N., Aydintug, M.K., French, J.D., Chain, J.L., Wands, J.M., Johnston, M. and Born, W.K. ?d T cell receptors - functional correlations. Immunological Reviews. In press.
Born, W.K., Reardon C.L. and O’Brien, R. The function of ?d T cells in innate immunity. Curr. Op. Immunol., 17:1-8 (2006).
Simonian, P.L., Roark, C.L., del Valle, F.D., Palmer, B.E., Douglas, I.S., Ikuta, K., Born, W.K., O’Brien, R.L., and Fontenot, A.P. Regulatory role of ?/d T cells in the recruitment of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells to lung and subsequent pulmonary fibrosis. J. Immunol. In press, 2006.
Reardon, C.L., Hu, L.-j., Xiang Yin, Born, W.K., Arden, B. and O’Brien, R.L. A new mechanism for generating TCR diversity: a TCR Ja-like gene that inserts partial nucleotide sequences in a D-gene manner. Molecular Immunology, in press, 2006.
Reardon, C.L., Born, W.K., and O’Brien, R.L. A unique V?5-T-Cell population in the murine mammary gland. Molecular Immunology, 43: 1057-61, 2006.
More Publications by This Author
Link to Faculty Publications
Selected Publications of Willi Born, PhD